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Students and Rachel Epp Buller work on the exhibit "Campaign for a New China."

Students interpret propaganda art for museum exhibit


Bethel students, along with Kauffman Museum staff, helped develop and fabricate the museum's new special exhibit, propaganda posters from China, which opened Feb. 9. The spring exhibition is “Campaign for a New China: Looking Back on Posters from the Cultural Revolution 1966-1976.” It continues the museum's year-long focus on collectors and… Read More

WInston Sommerfeld of Country Boys Carriage

Kauffman Museum to celebrate collectors and collecting on Kansas Day


Celebrate Kansas Day!, on Saturday, January 26, will feature speakers, programs and activities that are all about collecting. The museum and grounds will be open from 1-4 p.m. This year's theme is "Collectors, Collecting, Collections," and there are also many old favorites from past Kansas Day events. The museum is located at the corner of North… Read More

William Riley

Riley to take charge of tennis program


Athletic Director Tony Hoops has announced the appointment of William Riley as head men’s and women’s tennis coach, to begin Feb. 4. Riley comes to Bethel from Covington, Ga., where he was most recently a private tennis coach as well as head girls’ tennis coach at the Weber School in Sandy Springs, Ga. He was employed at Stillman College,… Read More

Jean Janzen

Poet will give reading, see artist books her words inspired


The Book Arts class welcomes Jean Janzen to campus Thursday, January 24, to give a reading at 7 pm in Krehbiel Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public and will also include a short reading by poet and Bethel graduate Jesse Nathan. Rachel Epp Buller, associate professor of visual art and design, is teaching her biennial Book Arts… Read More

Threshing stone

Bethel makes two new board appointments


The Bethel College Board of Directors recently approved the appointments of Blair Loganbill, Hesston, and Thomas A. Penner, Moorestown, N.J.           Both are Bethel graduates whose career trajectories have taken them into management and executive roles in very different fields. Loganbill has been director of nursing for Bluestem Communities,… Read More

Threshing stone

See Bethel basketball from anywhere in the country


Bethel will be part of the first-ever KCAC basketball doubleheader broadcast on ESPN3, Saturday, Jan. 12, starting at 3 p.m. The Thresher women’s and men’s basketball teams travel to York, Neb., to take on the York College Panthers, with the women’s game at 3 p.m. and the men’s game scheduled to take place right after that, at 5 p.m. “Having the… Read More

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As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.